It sure has been one helluva ride since the young Bob Zimmerman came ramblin' outa the wild west, a thousand miles from home, and into the freezing New York in January 1961. As he himself puts it in Chronicles: "The biting wind hit me in the face. At last I was here, in New York … Continue reading “I’m a-leavin’ tomorrow, but I could leave today” – Bob Dylan at Beacon Theatre, 6th of December, 2019
Why do we need "Lenny Bruce" today? Maybe because the question really is: Why do we need Lenny Bruce today? Surely one of the highlights of every show this fall, and indeed of those three shows I've seen this week, "Lenny Bruce" rings true like never before, Dylan fully integrates the three brothers Ethos, Pathos, … Continue reading “He Was An Outlaw, So Sad, But True” – Bob Dylan at Beacon Theatre, 5th of Desember, 2019
The harmonica solos might have been the greatest highlights of this night at "The Beacon", from "Simple Twist of Fate" to "When I Paint My Masterpiece" and then to a fabulous ending of "Make You Feel My Love", with Dylan breathing all of his love into the air, each time to thunderous applause from an … Continue reading “It’s Mighty Funny, The End Of Time Has Just Begun” – Bob Dylan at Beacon Theatre, 3rd of December, 2019
Sometimes it snows in December. Today is one such sad and lonesome day. It's cold and wet and dark as people gather at "The Beacon", some trying to get warm, some trying to get enlightened. The late great James Baldwin, who died the 1st of December in 1987, said that “The precise role of the … Continue reading “Not Dark Yet” – Bob Dylan At The Beacon Theatre, 2nd of December 2019
“Arise, arise,” he cried so loud In a voice without restraint “Come out, ye gifted kings and queens And hear my sad complaint A week where the debate of Bob Dylan's voice is "trending" in social media, might be the perfect week for the release of "Bootleg Series, Vol. 15", most of all an underlining … Continue reading Live By No Man’s Code! Bob Dylan’s “Travelin’ Thru, 1967-1969, Bootleg Series, Vol. 15”
At first, Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series, starting in 1991, came around the bend like a slow train. These days, it's really picking up speed. More like a freight train, actually. While we had to wait seven years for the second release, "Live 1966", this year's release follows "More Blood, More Tracks" from last year, "Trouble … Continue reading “Strap yourself to the tree with roots” – Waiting for Bob Dylan’s “Travelin’ Thru, 1967-69: Bootleg Series, Vol 15”
"There was a boyA very strange enchanted boyThey say he wandered very far, very farOver land and seaA little shy and sad of eyeBut very wise was heAnd then one dayA magic day he passed my wayAnd while we spoke of many thingsFools and kingsThis he said to meThe greatest thing you'll ever learnIs just … Continue reading “He´s A Walking Contradiction, Partly Truth And Partly Fiction” – Bob Dylan in Norway & Sweden, June 2019
The Magic and high quality of The Rolling Thunder Revue has never really been highly disputed, as some of Bob Dylan´s other periods. It´s commonly known and accepted that this was Bob Dylan at some of his best and most glorious moments. Do we really need more proof or documentation, something that can give us … Continue reading A Rolling Thunder Review: Don´t Ask Me Nothin´About Nothin´, I Just Might Tell You The Truth
We´re in the middle of "The World of Bob Dylan", the symposium taking place in Tulsa from 30th of May until 2nd of June 2019. And this is the case, you actually need a Tulsa Telephone Book to find the Bob Dylan Archives, established in 2016 as a partnership between the George Kaiser Family Foundation … Continue reading Take Me Back To Tulsa – and to the Bob Dylan Archives!
«Well, God is in His heavenAnd we all want what’s hisBut power and greed and corruptible seedSeem to be all that there isI’m gazing out the windowOf the St. James HotelAnd I know no one can sing the bluesLike Blind Willie McTell» If we look out our window in any hotel tonight, nothing much has … Continue reading Lone Pilgrim At The Heels of St James – Bob Dylan in Porto, 1st of May, 2019.